Journal article

Structural approaches to HIV prevention.

Geeta Rao Gupta, Justin O Parkhurst, Jessica A Ogden, Peter Aggleton, Ajay Mahal

Lancet | Published : 2008

Abstract

Recognition that social, economic, political, and environmental factors directly affect HIV risk and vulnerability has stimulated interest in structural approaches to HIV prevention. Progress in the use of structural approaches has been limited for several reasons: absence of a clear definition; lack of operational guidance; and limited data on the effectiveness of structural approaches to the reduction of HIV incidence. In this paper we build on evidence and experience to address these gaps. We begin by defining structural factors and approaches. We describe the available evidence on their effectiveness and discuss methodological challenges to the assessment of these often complex efforts t..

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